Impact Crater with Smoothed Rim

Impact Crater with Smoothed Rim
CreditNASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
PIA NumberPIA15405
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows hows a large impact crater whose rim is rather smoothed and degraded. There are many smaller, younger craters surrounding and inside of this crater and these have sharper, fresher rims.